Pitch Black 2000

Critics score:
57 / 100

Reviews provided by RottenTomatoes

Roger Ebert, At the Movies: A step backward from The Arrival. Read more

Chris Vognar, Dallas Morning News: Made to please those who can't get enough rote, cheesy sci-fi, Pitch Black promises to make us long for the glory days of Species 2 and Deepstar Six. Read more

Stephen Holden, New York Times: [David Twohy] tweaks this formulaic escape-from-hell story with just enough original touches to give it a lift. Read more

Steve Murray, Atlanta Journal-Constitution: In the movie's last hour, writer-director David Twohy pretends to explore his stick figures' moral choices, and he forgets to deliver the thrills. Read more

Kevin Thomas, Los Angeles Times: A routine sci-fi/horror action-adventure, takes us where we've been countless times before. Read more

Jeff Millar, Houston Chronicle: The screenplay, credited to Twohy with Jim and Ken Wheat, for a scary movie hasn't a scary idea on any of its pages. Read more

Lisa Schwarzbaum, Entertainment Weekly: Pitch Black is so jaunty, so limber, and so visually self-assured that art peeks through where crap has traditionally made its home. Read more

Liam Lacey, Globe and Mail: The script is a compendium of science-fiction cliches, familiar in Hollywood movies since the early fifties. Read more

James Berardinelli, ReelViews: It's not an especially challenging part, but Diesel handles it with aplomb. Read more

Andrew O'Hehir, Salon.com: Pitch Black is the movie of the season for sci-fi and horror fans! Read more

Bob Graham, San Francisco Chronicle: A tiresome experience. Read more

Derek Adams, Time Out: A smart, suspenseful sci-fi movie from director Twohy, whose underrated 1996 film, The Arrival, also brought visual imagination and intelligence to the genre. Read more

Emanuel Levy, Variety: Ferocious attacks by the planet's monstrous creatures manage only partially to alleviate the tedium that defines the movie. Read more

Justine Elias, Village Voice: Director David Twohy, who made the aliens-among-us thriller The Arrival, keeps things moving. Read more

Desson Thomson, Washington Post: We've seen this movie before. Read more